Meyer Lemon-Infused Vodka

Well, the results are in, and I came in second in the Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest!  I was hoping for first, although when I found out exactly what that meant, I have to say I am just a little relieved that I came in second.  I found out last Thursday that the winner would go on television with their creation, and hand out samples to the audience – that meant 80 mini cheesecakes that I would have to make.  My weekend was already booked baking for an auction, so I must say I was a little stressed about the whole thing.  As much as I like to win, that really would have set me over the edge.  Now my team will have enough Girl Scout Cookies to snack on to last a year – and I plan on giving half to a local shelter!!  48 boxes is a lot of Girl Scout Cookies.  Thanks everyone who voted – there is always next year!

My pantry…it is my favorite room in the house.  When we decided to build a house almost 9 years ago, I remember talking to the architect about the kitchen and the fact that I needed to have a pantry.  I wasn’t sure at that point why I needed one so badly, I just did.  When my kids were young, it was like a play room for them, they would close the door and play with everything inside.  It provided hours of entertainment.  Now that they are older, I am starting to fill the pantry with all sorts of fun stuff – especially glass jars.  I bought these Weck Jars recently, and I am in love.  They are beautiful, functional, and makes me want to fill them with beautiful and colorful things.  My kids don’t eat a lot of candy, which is why we always have a lot lying around from birthday parties, Halloween, and baking.  Once I ran out of candy, my mind went to infusions.  I had a bunch of Meyer lemons in the refrigerator that I wasn’t sure what to do with, and it hit me.  Meyer Lemon-Infused Vodka – perfect for cocktails.  I found a recipe from the Martha Stewart website, and in less than 15 minutes the infusion began.  I still have another week or so before I can test it out, but it looks wonderful, and in a few days, the vodka has already begun to take on a nice yellow color.

You can find these jars online – they are selling them everywhere these days.  So, I just have to ask – what’s in your pantry?


  • 1 750 mL good quality vodka
  • 4-5 Meyer lemons


Peel Meyer lemons using vegetable peeler.  Add vodka.  Let steep for at least 2 weeks.

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